Hauula man killed in Indiana semi-truck crash

Hauula man killed in Indiana semi-truck crash

HONOLULU (KHON2) — A Hauula family members is grieving the reduction of a 25-calendar year-old guy killed in a motor vehicle crash in Indiana. His father reported Kapono Wood was turning his everyday living about after a troubled childhood when tragedy struck.

Wreckage from the crash scene demonstrates the prime of Kapono Wood’s car or truck entirely sheared off. Law enforcement in Frankfort, Indiana said a semi-tractor trailer was crossing the street to make a remaining turn when the two vehicles crashed.

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In accordance to the Frankfort Law enforcement Division, a semi-truck was crossing Condition Road 28 southbound on 200 West when a passenger car or truck struck it, driving under the truck. Law enforcement said there have been no skid marks.

“He by no means saw the semi-truck that was generating a still left-hand turn, so he struck the trailer of the semi-truck and went beneath,” reported his father Tony Wood.

His father explained Kapono experienced just gotten off perform and was on his way to fulfill some pals. Kapono moved to Indiana to be with his brother and to get a new commence in daily life.

“He was smart more than enough to acknowledge when he desired assistance, he was clever ample to recognize that the ecosystem that he located himself in was not very good,” reported Tony.

Tony and his spouse adopted Kapono and his sister when he was 10 yrs old, from what Tony describes as a terrible childhood.

“I can not go way too substantially into it, just say it was horrific,” he explained.

And but as he grew up, his father said the Kahuku graduate was 1 of the kindest, gentlest men and women you could fulfill.

“This child was infectious. I indicate he was normally smiling, often laughing. Generally attempting to get every person around him smiling and laughing. I do not imagine I’ve ever found him shed his temper,” stated Tony.

Kapono experienced grown up as part of a large relatives mainly because Tony and his spouse adopted eight little ones and fostered additional than a hundred others. The domestic is devastated.

“You want you could’ve advised him you cherished him, you would like you could’ve gave him a hug, you want you could’ve noticed him one past time, but we just cannot,” stated Tony.

Police claimed that investigators have established that the truck driver is at fault.

“What they do know is the semi driver failed to yield the right of way so at this position in our investigation, that driver is at fault,” explained Main Scott Shoemaker of the Frankfort Police Department.

Kapono was taken to IU Frankfort Hospital but was afterwards pronounced dead.

The driver of the semi-truck was unhurt.

Police requested a crash reconstruction and the investigation carries on.

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A Gofundme has been set up to support his dad and mom, Tony and Joedi, with expenses.